Sunday, March 3, 2013

Do Drugs Pt.2

...But first, are you experienced?
Have you ever been experienced?
Well, I have 
-Jimi Hendrix

 There's an argument that my mother & I have been disputing for the past 22 years of my life. Because of our individual innatism & nurture it's doubtful we'll ever agree.
Despite my problems with substance abuse I wholeheartedly think that there's an importance & need for most of us to get stoned at least once in our lifetime- especially under the influence of psychedelics. I would not advocate such an experiment with methamphetamines, heroin or cocaine of any kind (recreationally speaking)- those deliver a kind of high so euphoric and delusive it can be difficult to return to who and what you once were- should you so desire to come back to that.
I think there's a time and a place for my advocacy, & I wish to focus on hallucinogenics. If you are pre-disposed to/suffer from mental illness (especially Bi-polar disorder or Schizophrenia) don’t do it. It can induce psychosis which trust me, isn't fun to live through or watch. I would say it's not advisable for “children” though the term is subjective. Once you're allowed to go to war, vote, drink, have a credit card or be married- go ahead and test the limits of your mind. I wouldn't recommend it if you're in a bad place emotionally. Bad trips are easy to slip into & difficult to crawl out of. It's like The Fire Swamp in The Princess Bride. One must have foresight & skill.
The ideal & only way (as far as I'm concerned) to fully enjoy a trip to it's maximum potential & expand the confines of your essential nature is to be in a place where you feel completely safe, with someone (or people) that whom fully trust who have they, themselves experience with whatever drug it is that you're taking. An after-party or with a new romantic partner is the opposite of what I mean. Being in a forest is always amazing, or any such place outside where you already find the atmosphere comforting, peaceful and beautiful. Now imagine it becoming part of you, and you of it. Imagine becoming one with the entire world- as if it were an extension of your own physical and emotional self- like a new limb with capabilities and feelings you can texturize. Some people can achieve this altered sense of consciousness through meditation or prayer. I am not (yet) one of those people.
If you disagree with me, to begin with think of the positive cultural impact these kinds of trips have had i.e. The Beatles, Janis Joplin, Hunter S. Thomson, Freud, Lewis Carroll or Warhol, etc… If apprehensive to try these drugs for yourself- lose yourself in some of their philosophy, music, art or writings. *It should be not all of these examples are reflective of my personal taste.
Some may think this kind of drug use is escapism or an avoidance technique. They might be right. I think it can create a fertile pathway to enlightenment, self-disclosure or exploration. It allows one to perceive oneself disassociatively- from an external vantage point. It’s like being awake in a dream.
My uncle Paul who passed away recently- a kindred soul- used to say that there are no certainties, only adventures. The way I see it, why not have one more kind.


Anonymous said...

Love it.

Anonymous said...

a lot of people who are bi polar or schizophrenic don't know it though and it come out in the WOSRT way when using halluicigenic drugs..

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